This is the most relaxing Christmas season I’ve had in the entire 7 years I’ve been celebrating. There’s the undercurrent of COVID anxiety and missing friends desperately, but a little death threat in the air reminds me that what I have is so much and so precious.
Run Run Rudolph is blasting in the living room. BB starts dance jumping screaming out of her mind,
“This is JoJo Siwa! This is JoJo Siwa!”
“JoJo Siwa. I didn’t know this was her song!”
“It’s not. She’s covering it.”
“It is. She’s singing it.”
I let it go. Not my hill to die on. I ask Captain,
“Do you know who JoJo Siwa is?”
This is the beauty of him working next to the kitchen. I can ask him any number of important questions at anytime.
I head to the internet. I now know that I’m super out of touch and it’s amazing we’ve gone this long without knowing about her. Kinda like the year I avoided ever hearing the Baby Shark song.
JoJo Siwa seems to be responsible for all unicorns, rainbows and glitter. She’s also the creator of 7,000 different bows. BIG bows. But you probably already know this.
Turns out the Hanukkah bow I bought for BB, super big and sparkly BTW, is a JoJo Siwa bow. Which according to BB is a good thing.
Google informed me that she’s huge with the toddler set. I could’ve told you that considering all BB’s knowledge about her was from other 4-year-olds at school.
I don’t know where we go from here. Is it too late to pretend I still have no idea who she is? I did learn she has a nacho machine in her kitchen. Something I could aspire to.
We’re ready for Santa. BB continues to ask a gazillion questions. I don’t know how long this tale can hold up to the interrogations.
“Do the reindeer come down the chimney?”
“No way. Just Santa.”
“Then how do they eat the carrots?”
“Maybe they do come down the chimney? Ask Dad. He’s the expert.”
“Santa goes around to the front door and lets them in.”
The front door and lets them in?!? I confront him later. I have an excuse, but shouldn’t he have this Santa story sorted out?
Now Santa just needs to decide if the presents go inside or outside the baby gate. Maybe both sides? It could keep the little people from killing each other. RB is happy to open all presents. BB will lose her mind if RB breathes on anything belonging to BB. And BB will be desperate to play with a baby stacking toy if it means taking it away from RB.
Let the magic begin.